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gear indicator

Postby lamasue » Fri Nov 28, 2014 2:19 pm



does my 2000 se 1500 have electronic speed signal so i can hoock up a gear indicator



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Re: gear indicator

Postby Fatwing Chris » Fri Nov 28, 2014 7:32 pm

If I'da known it would last this long,I'da taken better care of it.
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Re: gear indicator

Postby DaveClifton » Mon Dec 01, 2014 12:30 pm

I have a 1989 GL1500 and want to add a gear indicator. All of the plug and play units I've found are for the 1990 and above. I don't mind building one. Does anyony have a set of schematics to build one?

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Re: gear indicator

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Dec 01, 2014 1:46 pm

DaveClifton wrote:I have a 1989 GL1500 and want to add a gear indicator. All of the plug and play units I've found are for the 1990 and above. I don't mind building one. Does anyony have a set of schematics to build one?

Dave


The reason all the units you see are 1990 and above is because 1988 and 1989 GL1500's had a four position gear position switch in the transmission: Neutral, 3, 4 and 5. There is no switch for 1 or 2, so there's no way to know which of those two gears you're in.

In 1990 they added one more position, so it now had Neutral, 2, 3, 4 and 5 (when none are switched, it assumes you're in 1). With this, you can always tell which gear you're in.

So you have a couple options: Adapt a 1990+ indicator, hook it up and just live with the fact that you won't have an indicator for first or second gear, or go with the universal option:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss? ... ingdocs-20

These Healtech position indicators, instead of plugging into the gear position switch (which doesn't exist on most bikes), instead hook up to your speedometer and tachometer, reading the pulses from both. It uses math internally, calculating the ratio between the two, to figure out what gear you're in.

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Re: gear indicator

Postby lamasue » Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:32 pm

so on my 2000 i have this conector or wires?

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Re: gear indicator

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Dec 02, 2014 3:39 pm

lamasue wrote:so on my 2000 i have this conector or wires?


The 2000 model has the full connector, and you can derive all five gear positions plus neutral from it. 1988 and 1989 were the only years that were missing one of the gear positions on the gear position switch.




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